FAW Women’s Cup: Final to be an all-Cardiff clash

Cardiff City FC's three-goal phoebie poole
Cardiff City FC’s two-goal Phoebie Poole helped them reach the FAW Women’s Cup Final. (Kara Thomas/Sports Press Photo)

Cardiff City FC and Cardiff Met won through to the FA of Wales Women’s Cup Final on 24 April at Penybont FC.

FA of Wales Women’s Cup Semi-Finals

Pontypridd Town 1-4 Cardiff Met
Cardiff City FC 4-3 Swansea City

Cardiff City FC edged a seven-goal thriller with Swansea City, the scoring completed before the hour mark. Laura Davies was first to net for the Swans, Amy Williams replied and Phoebie Poole put the Bluebirds ahead from the spot. Jessica Williams levelled for Swansea on 44 minutes but they conceded a stoppage-time own-goal. Two minutes after the restart, Chloe Chivers made it 3-3 but Poole then scored her second goal, which proved decisive.

Cardiff Met fell behind to Alana Murphy’s early goal for Pontypridd, Laura-May Walkley levelled by the break, with Shannon Evans bagging a second-half brace and Lucy Finch also finding the net as the Archers progressed.

Adran Premier

Port Talbot Town 0-3 The New Saints

Third played fourth in the Plate Division, as TNS won to leave just five points between the bottom three with three games to go. Georgia Griffiths broke the deadlock with a 72nd-minute penalty, Caitlin Chapman scored a minute later and Lexie Harrison got the third.

Adran North

Pwllheli 1-3 Wrexham
Llandudno 3-1 Connah’s Quay Nomads
Bethel 3-1 Airbus UK Broughton

Wrexham won 3-1 at Pwllheli to stay top, Rosie Hughes’ spot-kick was cancelled out by Lois Thomas but Hughes later got her second and Natasha Spearing sealed the points in added time.

Llandudno remained on the leaders’ tail with a similar score against third-placed Connah’s Quay, Ceri Slaney, Stacey Tradewell and Maddie Williams their scorers, Niamh Grimshaw having got the Nomads back into it at 2-1.

Bethel beat Airbus also by a 3-1 scoreline. Jordanne Greenough, Shona Roberts and Fflur Williams getting their goals.

Adran South

Briton Ferry Llansawel 1-0 Cascade
Caldicot Town 0-2 Cardiff Bluebelles
Abergavenny 8-0 Merthyr Town

Abergavenny put eight past Merthyr as they extended their lead to five points, Lyndsey Davies scoring four of the goals in a row.

Briton Ferry recorded a victory over second-placed Cascade, Lowri Ridings heading home in the latter stages.

Molly Chapman got both goals in Cardiff Bluebelles’ win at Caldicot.

Midweek Fixtures

Wednesday 16 March

Adran Premier – Aberystwyth Town v Cardiff Met (Park Avenue, 8pm)

Thursday 17 March

Adran North – Llandudno v Pwllheli (OPS Wind Arena, 7.30pm)

Adran South – Briton Ferry Llansawel v Abergavenny (Old Road, 7.45pm)

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